Cuba Announces 2 months Home Internet Trial Scheme

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In her bid to ensure internet access in most parts of the country the Cuban government has announced a two-month trial scheme to allow internet access in private homes.

State-run telecommunications company Etecsa will install internet in some 2,000 homes in the capital’s colonial district, Old Havana. BBC reports

The company has also reduced by 25% the fee charged to connect to the web, which most Cubans can only access from public wi-fi hotspots.

Cuba has one of the lowest online connectivity rates in the world.

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Many Cubans hope the country’s communist government will eventually expand the scheme, says the BBC’s Will Grant in Havana.

Details are scarce, but the authorities say the experiment will be extended if it is approved after the two-month trial period.

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